Rose Polge
Rose Polge has not been seen since Friday Getty

A huge search is still underway for "lovely" and "upbeat" junior doctor Rose Polge after she disappeared on Friday while in Torquay. The 25-year-old's car was discovered at Ansteys Cove in Torbay just after 6pm on Friday (12 February) sparking a major operation to find her involving about 100 people.

She is described as white, 5 feet 2 inches tall with brown eyes, and long black hair either worn down or in a pony tail. Since her car was found Devon and Cornwall Police officers have been searching Torbay. The coastguard, RNLI and Dartmoor search and rescue were also called to assist with the search but were forced to stop when overnight conditions became dangerous.

Police have become increasingly worried about her whereabouts and have described her "disappearance as out of character". Localised searches were underway on Monday with support from the Police helicopter. A police spokesperson said: "We are extremely concerned for the welfare of Rose and are desperate to locate her. Anyone who has seen Rose or who knows of her whereabouts is asked to call 999 quoting log number 529 for the 12th of February."

Polge had been working at Torbay hospital, south Devon's main hospital, after graduating from Southampton University last year. Torbay Ladies Second XI hockey club captain Alex Bremner, with whom Polge played, added to the sense of concern. "We are all just hoping she is going to be found safe and sound. All I can say is that she is a really lovely person, a friendly girl who seemed upbeat about things."